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Covid-19: more than 6 billion doses of vaccine administered worldwide


UPDATE ON THE SITUATION - New measures, new reports and highlights: Le Figaro takes stock of the latest developments in the Covid-19 pandemic around the world.

The health pass maintained in all departments, Washington wants 70% of vaccinated in each country, viruses close to SARS-CoV-2 discovered in bats ...

Le Figaro

takes stock this Wednesday, September 22 on the latest information linked to the Covid-19 pandemic.

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The health pass maintained for the moment in all departments

The health pass is maintained for the moment in all French departments despite the decline of the Covid-19 epidemic which is "

confirmed day after day

", announced Wednesday the government spokesman, Gabriel Attal.


The sanitary pass has been confirmed as being a very effective tool for keeping open places which should have been closed if the sanitary pass had not existed (...) At this stage, there is no decision. to adapt the health pass which continues to apply under the same conditions as today

”, indicated Gabriel Attal at the end of the Council of Ministers preceded by a Health Defense Council.

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End of the mask at primary school on October 4 in the least affected departments

The obligation to wear a mask in primary school will be lifted from October 4 in the departments least affected by the Covid-19 epidemic, the government spokesman announced on Wednesday.

From Monday, October 4, in the departments where the incidence rate stabilizes below the threshold of 50 per 100,000 inhabitants, the school protocol will go to level 1, which essentially means that the obligation to wear a mask to primary school will be lifted,

”said Gabriel Attal at the end of the Council of Ministers, preceded in the morning by a Health Defense Council.

Tuesday, 41 departments out of 101 were below this alert threshold, while the decline of the epidemic "

is confirmed day after day

" even if "

caution is required

", welcomed the spokesman for the government, insisting on "

positive measures


Second measure, "

the gauges which apply in certain establishments open to the public will be lifted in these same departments

", he added.

This mainly concerns the cultural sector, in particular standing concert halls as well as nightclubs, he then said.

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Washington wants 70% of vaccinated in each country

The United States will double its donations of Covid-19 vaccines and try to rally the international community around a very ambitious goal, namely 70% of the population of each country vaccinated within a year, said senior officials of the US administration.

Washington will purchase and distribute to developing countries an additional 500 million doses of the Pfizer / BioNTech vaccine.

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very happy

"about the reopening of American borders to vaccinated travelers

Over 6 billion doses of vaccine worldwide

More than six billion doses of Covid vaccines have been administered worldwide, according to a count made by AFP on Wednesday.

Vaccination remains very unequal: “

high income

” countries according to the World Bank classification administered an average of 124 doses per 100 inhabitants, “

low income

” countries only 4.

Read alsoIn Italy, the extension of the health pass boosts vaccination appointments

Amnesty accuses labs of neglecting poor countries

The NGO Amnesty International on Wednesday accused the pharmaceutical groups that produce the Covid-19 vaccines of fueling an "

unprecedented human rights crisis

", demanding the granting of two billion doses to poor countries.

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Viruses close to SARS-CoV-2 discovered in bats

This could be a “

major breakthrough

” in the search for the origins of Covid-19: researchers at the Institut Pasteur have identified viruses similar to SARS-CoV2 in bats in northern Laos, capable of infecting the 'man.

The conclusions of this work, in open access since Wednesday on the scientific platform "

Research Square

", have yet to be peer reviewed for publication in a scientific journal.

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Merkel condemns '




of employee by anti-mask

German Chancellor Angela Merkel condemns the "




of a gas station worker by a customer who refused to wear an anti-Covid mask, her spokeswoman Ulrike Demmer said.


The government condemns this targeted murder in the strongest terms

," the spokeswoman said at a press conference, denouncing "

a violence that leaves you speechless


The act, which took place on Saturday but made public on Tuesday, caused a stir in the country.

The victim, a 20-year-old student, was shot dead by a 49-year-old man apparently for refusing to cash it because the latter was not wearing a protective mask against Covid-19.

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Germany: the salary of the unvaccinated in quarantine soon no longer supported

The salaries of people not vaccinated against Covid-19 will soon no longer be covered in Germany during quarantine periods, the Minister of Health announced on Wednesday.

The decision, negotiated with the German regions, will enter into force on November 1.


We sometimes say that it would be a pressure for the unvaccinated, but I think we have to see it the other way, it's a question of fairness

", explained Jens Spahn at a press conference.

Until now, people in quarantine have been compensated to compensate for their loss of income.

However, several “


” have already put an end to this practice.

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Covid-19 cases on the rise in Moscow

The Russian capital is facing a further rise in Covid-19 cases, Moscow city hall announced, just weeks after a deadly wave carried by the Delta variant.

In recent days, we are seeing an increase in coronavirus patients in Moscow.

Compared to last week, this increase reached 24% while hospitalizations increased by 15%,

”said Deputy Mayor Anastasia Rakova, quoted by Russian news agencies.

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UN: a positive Brazilian minister

Brazilian Health Minister Marcelo Queiroga was "

tested positive

" after attending the UN General Assembly in New York on Tuesday, according to an official statement from the South American country.

This is the second positive case in the entourage of Brazilian President Bolsonaro since his arrival in New York.

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More than 4.7 million deaths worldwide

The pandemic caused by Covid has killed at least 4,705,691 people around the world since the end of December 2019, according to a report established by AFP from official sources on Wednesday.

The United States is the country with the most deaths (678,420), ahead of Brazil (591,440), India (445,768), Mexico (272,580) and Russia (200,625).

The World Health Organization (WHO) estimates, taking into account the excess mortality directly and indirectly linked to Covid-19, that the toll of the pandemic could be two to three times higher.

Source: lefigaro

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